DROP-IN CLASSES

Take our movement classes at PearlArts Studios! Learn a variety of movement styles from professional dancers--what a deal! Scroll down to see our full list of classes. Pay at the door or pre-register below. Email staycee@staycee.com for scholarship opportunities for teens (13 -17)!

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Featured Workshops & Classes

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Diving in with Jasmine Hearn!

A series of FREE classes with our PearlDiving artist-in-residence, Jasmine Hearn.
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Technique Class with Jasmine
Wed. Oct 24 
10-11:30AM (both days)


This will be a collage.

There will be spirals, Audre Lorde, a line dance, some talk and thought about organs, feelings, bone tracing, groove, instant composition, heart and hip openers, some swooning, spells, and humming. Investigating how the body is able to use memory, sensation, and imagination as ways to enter movement to articulate story, ancestry, and personal truth. With a background in various dance forms and traditions, BodyMindMovement, yoga, and, vocalization, the workshop is committed to the facilitation of an environment that gives space for folks to connect with their own fantasy and feeling. Using language from family, community, and mentors, there will be a putting together of the pedestrian, the virtuosic, the functional, the subtle, the fantastical, the soft, and the vulnerable. Our time will end with a phrase.

 
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Ayikodans Master Class

Tuesday, October 22
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE


In collaboration with the August Wilson Center, join us for a special master class with Ayikodans! Founded by internationally renowned Haitian born choreographer, dancer, and educator Jeanguy Saintus Riché, Ayikodans is considered to be the premiere professional dance company of Haiti. Saintus has enabled the emergence of a new, contemporary Haitian aesthetic that, while rooted in tradition, reflects a modern Caribbean culture and creativity that would surprise many who associate the country with disaster, poverty and helplessness.

Ayikodans proudly re-envisions the Vodou dances, culture and histories of Haiti, which continue to celebrate their roots in Africanist embodied pedagogy and philosophies. Ayikodans’ contemporary aesthetics mirror the realities of Haitian people now, at home and elsewhere..

 

Rotating Company Classes

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Company Ballet

Tuesdays | 9:00-10:15 AM
September 11 & 25
October 9-November 13
November 27-December 18

Instructor: Andrew Blight
Cost: $12/class | $6 for teens (17 & under)

Join STAYCEE PEARL dance project dancers in company ballet classes focusing on technique, alignment, holistic movement consciousness, and performance quality. Refine your skills and awareness with our professional team. For intermediate-advanced dancers.

 
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Rotating Company Classes

9:00-10:15 AM (see dates below)
Cost: $12/class | $6 for teens (17 & under)

December 5 & 19-Jazz/Modern: A high energy jazz/modern class that's sure to have you covered in sweat by the end of the warmup. The focus is to allow dancers to have a great time while getting their legs, energy, and heart rate up! 'Tis a twirl time for all to enjoy. Led by SPdp dancer Latrea Rembert.

December 12 SPdp Phraseworks: STAYCEE PEARL dance project's (SPdp) PhraseWorks is a mixed-genre dance class starting with emphasis on body/mind connection and awareness, efficient anatomical connections, and appropriate use of traditional technical forms. Emphasis is placed on creating space and mobility in the joints with the outcome of effortless length and strength in the body, allowing for expansive risk taking through space. We then learn phrases developed for specific SPdp projects. Led by SPdp dancer Jessica Marino.

 
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sol. sessions series with Staycee Pearl

RESUMES IN FALL. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES!
Instructor: Staycee Pearl
Cost: $12/class | $6 for teens (17 & under)

A progressive movement and performance training practice used to access each individual impetus for genuine and meaningful physical expression. Artists experience soul sounds curated for heart head body connection. Artists are then guided to explore call and response technical phrases and gestures.

With Sound curated by Herman ‘Soy Sos’ Pearl

 

Open Level & Guest Classes

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Adult Ballet Club

September 20-November 15
6:15-8:00 PM
$115 for the 9 week package OR $15/class

So you think you can dance? We do too!! With this 9-week workshop, anyone can learn to dance! Adult Ballet Club is open to beginner and intermediate-beginner level dancers who want to learn the art of ballet. Lead by ballet instructor Andrew Blight, this fun club will take students through ballet technique, musicality and rhythm. At the end of the workshop will be a showcase to share your new moves with friends, family, and community members. Class is from 6:15-7:30, followed by 30 minutes of choreography.